Museum Ships Series IV: The Admiral

"Ships and boats are made to operate, they're not made to sit around and be museum pieces...unless you're the federal government with unlimited resources that can maintain the USS Constitution, it's not feasible to maintain an "old ship."" Bill Klein, St. Louis Marine The Museum Ship That Never Was  The third ship in the museum ships series … Continue reading Museum Ships Series IV: The Admiral

Museum Ships Series III: The Alvin Clark

A Historic Anniversary         At long last in the Museum Ships Series is the former museum ship Alvin Clark, the very pinnacle of failed museum ships. This blog post is timely because November 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Alvin Clark on 8 November 1967. The Alvin Clark was a remarkably intact shipwreck … Continue reading Museum Ships Series III: The Alvin Clark

What’s In A Name? The Coast Guard Cutter Taney

Introduction: Commemoration Versus Historic Preservation "History is serious business and we have an obligation to confront the complex and difficult chapters of our past." Stephanie Meeks, President, National Trust for Historic Preservation With the recent "Alt-Right" KKK, and neo-nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia there has been a flurry of removal of Confederate monuments across the … Continue reading What’s In A Name? The Coast Guard Cutter Taney

Current Issues Facing The World’s most (in)Famous Shipwreck: R.M.S. Titanic

Introduction The wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic aside from being the very first image that comes to mind when one considers the words "maritime archaeology" or "shipwreck"; has always been a focal point of controversy since the ship sank April 14, 1912, and when it was first discovered September 1, of 1985.  Admittedly, reading the stories … Continue reading Current Issues Facing The World’s most (in)Famous Shipwreck: R.M.S. Titanic